Contra Dance is an old time community dance where couples face each other in long lines up and down the dance floor and dance with every other couple in the line. Dances are done to live music, generally Celtic reels or jigs.
YOU DON'T NEED A PARTNER to contra dance. People in the contra dance community are very friendly and welcoming and people of all ages, including children participate. Partners are changed after each dance.
You DON'T NEED TO KNOW HOW TO DANCE. Free lessons for beginners are offered one half hour preceding each dance. Steps are simple, with emphasis on patterns rather than fancy footwork. A caller gives cues during the dance alerting dancers to their next moves. Dancing is easy to learn and beginners are always welcome!
We'll usher out April with our 23rd anniversary dance on Saturday, April 25 at Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento. This is when we start at 6:30PM with a potluck dinner...please bring a food item with serving utensils to share. We will provide plates, napkins, utensils and cake! Bring your own beverage.
This special dance features the Syncopaths (Ryan McKasson, Jeff Spero, Christa Burch, and Bill Flores), a great band from Southern California appearing for the first time in Sacramento, along with caller Joyce Miller! Donation for this special dance is $12 adults/$6 full time students with ID/$30 families. Our board elections are also held at this time. It's sure to be a fun filled evening, so make sure you're there! Dance from 8PM until 11PM with 7:30PM beginner's lesson. More information: John/Laura at (916) 739-6014.
Official Website: http://www.scds.ca
Added by sactocds on April 8, 2009